Early Learning PA

As principal members of Early Learning PA, Trying Together sits on three committees with strategic advocacy goals:

 


 

Pre-K for PA

The Pre-K for PA campaign aims to ensure that every child in Pennsylvania, regardless of socioeconomic background, enters kindergarten ready to succeed. We know that children with access to high quality pre-k are more likely to be successful academically and have improved social skills. Despite these findings, fewer than forty percent of income-eligible three- and four-year olds are able to access publicly funded, high-quality programs.

Advocate together with us and our partners for high-quality pre-k for all young children in Pennsylvania:

 


 

Child Care Works

Access, affordability, and quality of child care remain critical to the social and economic development of families and communities in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

The Child Care Works campaign asks for specific measures to improve access to high-quality child care through strategic policy and investment.

Take action for young children and families:

 


 

Statewide Home Visiting Network

Home visiting programs meet the comprehensive needs of at-risk infants, toddlers, young children, and their families through voluntary, evidence-based home visiting.

The four evidence-based home visiting programs that operate in Pennsylvania are:

  • Early Head Start
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Healthy Families America

The Statewide Home Visiting Network advocates for federally-funded programs through Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting. The committee also advocates for Pennsylvania’s state budget to supplement these programs through Community Based Family Centers and Nurse-Family Partnership funding.

 

Preschool kids play with tricycles and peddle cars